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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
East-Innis, Althea D. ; Rainford, L. ; Dunwell, P. ; Barrett-Robinson, D. ; Nicholson, A. M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
The changing pattern of Tinea capitis in Jamaica
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
85-8
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n2/a04v55n2.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
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Abstract
The species of dermatophyte fungi causing tinea capitis vary from country to country and may also change with time. This study was done to identify the predominant organisms causing tinea capitis in the Jamaican population. It was a retrospective study looking at all fungal culture requests to the Microbiology Department at the University Hospital of the West Indies during the period January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2002. The results showed a gradual switch from the dominance of Microsporum audouinii (61.5%) in 1998 to the dominance of Trichophyton tonsurans (85%) in 2002. The mean age was 8.6. Females constituted 55.7% of positive cases and males, 44.3%.....
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